For anyone coming to visit Maui, a dinner cruise and luau is a must. The Sunset Dinner Cruise and Royal Lahaina Luau Package, operated by Hawaii Ocean Project, offers one price for both experiences.

The first evening, we will welcome you aboard the Maui Princess, Maui’s most luxurious yacht.  The dinner cruise departs from the Lahaina Harbor, as the sun begins to set.  While cruising the West Maui coastline you will enjoy stellar dinner service and live entertainment.  The dinner portion of the evening includes full tableside service by our crew, vegetarian dishes available.  Upon your return to the dock be sure to decide which night you will be attending the luau portion of this package.

The luau is hosted by the oceanfront Royal Lahaina Resort, located right on Kaanapali Beach.  After the traditional imu – underground oven – demonstration an all-you-can-eat buffet style dinner is offered to guests.  Entertainment includes dynamic and lyrical Polynesian revue with Master of Ceremonies, dancers, musicians, and fire performers.  This is one show you will not want to miss.

During both portions of this awesome package deal you will experience astounding sunset, ocean, and coastline views, a delectable dinner, and sensational entertainment.  Book your dinner cruise and luau today, to ensure two unforgettable evenings while on your Maui vacation.

Are you going to be on Maui for Halloween this year?  If so, be sure to check out the festivities happening in Lahaina.  The atmosphere created by the costumed guests closely resembles a Mardi Gras theme.  Below is the schedule of events to take place on Friday, October 31, 2014:

  • From 3pm until midnight the roads will be closed to vehicular traffic from Baker to Prison Street.  Front Street parking will be closed as well.
  • The 36th annual Keiki Halloween Costume Parade will take place, down Front Street to the Banyan Tree Park, starting at 4:30pm.
  • Live entertainment will feature The Haiku Hillbilly’s at Campbell Park, beginning at 6pm until 8pm.
  • An adult costume contest will run from 7pm to 9pm at Banyan Tree Park.  Sign-up begins at 6pm at the Pioneer Inn.  The winner will be announced at 9:30pm.
  • Other activities throughout the evening, at Campbell Park, are to include: keiki activities, face painting, photo opportunities, and food booths.
  • Both, Campbell Park and Banyan Tree Park, will close at 10pm.

Last year this event attracted approximately 28,000 participants.  Accordingly, parking will be a challenge; ensure plenty of time to get there early or, better yet, reserve a taxi or shuttle for transportation to and from the festivities.  While in the West Maui area, consider booking a Hawaii Boat Tour or Cruise with Hawaii Ocean Project.

Whale season is quickly approaching, have you booked your adventure yet?  Tourists are not the only ones that love the warm tropical waters surrounding Maui.  Each year, from December to May, the humpback whales migrate to the Hawaiian Islands for a number of reasons.  Here are a few reasons to book your Maui whale watch tour with Hawaii Ocean Project:

  • Hawaii Ocean Project has been an avid supporter of whale research and education since 1988.
  • During the tour our captain and crew will conduct expert whale narration and have the ability to answer any questions that arise about the sea life observed.
  • HOP’s two-hour Maui whale watching tours are both educational and informative, for the entire family to enjoy.
  • Our boats present 360-degree views with an enclosed main cabin and upper observation deck, offering spectacular sightseeing and photo opportunities.
  • HOP offers daily tours with four different departure times.  Whether you are an early bird or like to sleep in, we want to ensure your opportunity to see these majestic mammals while on your Maui vacation.
  • We guarantee whale sightings on every tour.  If no whales are spotted during your tour, you can go again for free!

If you are planning to be on Maui between December and May, be sure to book your whale watch tour with Hawaii Ocean Project today.  Our crew looks forward to providing you with a memorable voyage during your vacation.